Just on this, I have often wondered how do you change your QF number(flying on QF metal) to an AA number? Is it something you can do yourself onlineMal said:Yes.
Only AA Flight numbers count (assuming eligible fares on those AA flight numbers).
Doesn't matter if they're for example on Qantas metal, but they must be AA flight numbers.
No. To change a QF flight number to an AA flight number you need to buy a new ticket, unless on *ONE* ticket where you can change carrierspaulcut said:Just on this, I have often wondered how do you change your QF number(flying on QF metal) to an AA number? Is it something you can do yourself online
Not exactly. Qantas are very reluctant and make it v hard to book on an AA codeshare on their own flights however, so it is normally a lot easier to have a ticket booked through another carrier for thatpaulcut said:hmmm
so if I am understanding this correctly in order to fly on Qantas with an AA code you need to book through AA.
I have not yet booked the flights I was hoping I could do the AA platinum challenge on. But I was hoping to buy a RTW trip that Qantas was offering.
Rubbish; she can book on the AA flight number. If she refuses to do so, then just cancel and get AA to do it themselvesSmithy789 said:I had hoped with the flights from LHR onwards that my wife and I would be able to complete an AA Platinum Challenge, but as has been pointed out on this forum, unless the flights are listed with an AA flight number, the flights do not count toward the Challenge. My travel agent says that the rules require her to ticket it with a QF number because it's QF metal
What do u want? To get the flights booked that you want to use or the ones the agent wants to use? If the former, then tell her to do it or dump her; if she doesn't know what to do, she can call AA since she is issuing on themSmithy789 said:1) Does anyone know a way around this - other than by me dumping the travel agent and calling AA in the US direct to book a ticket and then call A in Sydney to pay for it? I'd prefer not to do that, becuase she's done good work so far for no charge. Am I a softie or what?
If joining the QF Club, then perhaps joining AFF gold membership might be worthwhile to save a cpl of hundred dollars for an outlay of $50. Remember , you can only use it before your QF,AA and BA flights, so if you have other carriers in the mix, do consider this. $400ish to get 2 ppl into the lounges for the whole trip isnt a big cost, though I might consider that mayhaps an upgrade to WT+ on JNB-LHR might be wrth considering , given that a PLT Challenge will give you both lounge access after the tripSmithy789 said:2) Also, I am thinking of joining Qantas Club - three weeks to go RTW in economy is a gruelling prospect without some creature comforts to look forward to.:mrgreen:
No problems Smithy.Smithy789 said:Thanks for your insights folks...
....Will I have completed the platinum challenge in time to sit in a comfortable lounge on the LAX-MEL leg and hopefully snag an upgrade, (is that just wishful thinking, what with all you other FF out there who have higher privileges that me) or with my new route, do I complete the challenge somewhere over the Pacific...
Grateful for any further remarks or suggestions, but either way, I am darn happy!